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Free advice and support for Rutland businesses as Rutland County Council joins the Greater Lincolnshire LEP region

Free business advice and support is now available to Rutland businesses.

Rutland County Council has joined the Greater Lincolnshire LEP (GLLEP) region, meaning the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub can now provide fully-funded advice and support to Rutland businesses.

The move means that the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub, the business support arm of the GLLEP, can now also support provide advice and guidance Rutland businesses.

Amy Clark, Rutland Growth Hub adviser
Amy Clark, Rutland Growth Hub adviser

The two organisations are closely aligned in terms of their rural economy, market towns and the importance of sectors such as agriculture, tourism and food and drink.

The Growth Hub’s support is available to all sectors - from manufacturing to digital to agriculture - with the aim of helping businesses to grow and reach new levels of success.

The support available includes:

  • A business diagnostic, helping businesses to assess their strengths and weaknesses
  • Research on the opportunities available to your business and the development of a comprehensive action plan
  • Referrals to specialist support in a wide range of areas, from digital marketing to finance and supply chain management
  • An ever-changing list of webinars and virtual workshops on a variety of topics that matter to businesses, which can be booked via the Business Lincolnshire website
  • Expert advice and mentorship from our Rutland Growth Hub adviser

The Growth Hub has a dedicated Rutland adviser, Amy Clark, who has previously worked as the business skills officer for South Kesteven District Council, focusing on economic growth and regeneration.

She has supported a range of businesses, from start-ups to more established businesses, helping them to grow, and has previously run her own business placing job seekers and pupils into work and apprenticeships.

Amy said: “It’s so satisfying to support local businesses and help them to achieve their full potential.

“I look forward to continuing my work with Rutland businesses and watching them go from strength to strength thanks to the support on offer.”

Amy can be contacted directly by email at: amy.clark@bizlincolnshire.com or for more information on the support on offer visit: www.businesslincolnshire.com

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